My Season With the Washington Kastles – Part 3: Bobby Reynolds

‘The Closer’, that was Bobby Reynolds’ nickname in the 2011 season as it somehow seemed that every single match played rested on Bobby’s shoulders.  Day after day the Kastles closer, and 2010 Rookie of The Year, kept fans on the edge of their seats as each point was heavily contested.  Bobby fought his way through over a dozen tiebreakers and supertiebreakers (in both MS and MD) going a stellar 9-5 throughout the season, including a perfect 5-0 at home.  Without Reynolds to anchor the team the perfect season might have been in jeopardy as he won 63 of the 111 games played.  Partnering with Leander Paes for Men’s Doubles, Reynolds and Paes had a league leading .587 winning percentage (64 of 109 games).  With the third pick in the player draft the Kastles reunited Bobby Reynolds with his DC fans for another run at the WTT title in 2012.

Bobby’s last minute heroics didn’t get much of a break once we landed in South Carolina as he once again found the fate of the team resting on his shoulders.  In what became possibly the longest WTT finals match in history, Bobby found himself once again in a fight as he held a close lead against Roman Borvanov before finally putting his opponent away at 1:05am.  Yes, I said 1:05 AM.

Probably getting some last minute advice on the match, or Nationals updates…

Bobby meeting his fans as well. Or is it Rennae’s fan?

Dude gets some serious air on those serves!

Last, but not least, Bobby’s wife, Josie, shows off the hardware.